- Bill to limit use of video cameras at polls wins support Updated: Feb-12-16 1:27 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A bill that would make it harder to use video cameras to intimidate voters is winning bipartisan support from Maine lawmakers.
- Panel advances bill to require ultrasounds before abortions Updated: Feb-11-16 5:13 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Abortion opponents increasingly on the offensive in Kentucky's statehouse advanced legislation Thursday that would require doctors to perform ultrasounds prior to abortions and to describe what is seen to the pregnant women.
- Official urging military members to buy renter's insurance Updated: Feb-11-16 1:20 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The state's insurance commissioner says members of the military stationed in Arkansas should consider buying renter's insurance because the Basic Allowance for Housing no longer covers it.
- Ex-Fort Riley nurse accused of stealing painkillers Updated: Feb-11-16 5:14 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - A former Fort Riley nurse has been indicted on federal charges of stealing fentanyl, a powerful painkiller.
- Indian soldier dies after rescue from avalanche in Kashmir Updated: Feb-11-16 3:52 am
NEW DELHI - An Indian army soldier rescued after six days buried under deep snow by an enormous avalanche in the Himalayan region of Kashmir died Thursday in a hospital in the Indian capital.
- Army pays woman $820,000 to settle sexual harassment case Updated: Feb-10-16 8:01 pm
SAN DIEGO - The Army has paid $820,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former military police trainee who says she was fired after she filed a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor, defense lawyers said Wednesday.
- The Latest: Russia has held important talks with US on Syria Updated: Feb-10-16 4:03 pm
BEIRUT - The Latest developments on the war in Syria and the tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence (all times local):
- Turkish leaders lash out at UN demands to open border Updated: Feb-10-16 12:16 pm
KILIS, Turkey - Turkey's leaders lashed out Wednesday at the United Nations and others who are pressing the country to open its border to thousands more Syrian refugees, accusing them of failing to shoulder the refugee burden or stop the Russian bombings that have triggered the exodus.
- A look at Obama's final budget proposal Updated: Feb-09-16 5:26 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama proposed a record $4.1 trillion budget on Tuesday. Here's a look at each agency and department:
- Vietnam vet sues VA trying to get benefits living in Cuba Updated: Feb-09-16 5:21 pm
HAVANA - Otto Macias was 19 when he left Cuba in the throes of a socialist revolution, enlisted in the U.S. Army and went to fight communists as a machine-gunner in Vietnam.
- House approves bill to tighten control on VA construction Updated: Feb-09-16 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON - The House on Tuesday approved a bill to increase oversight and management of large construction projects at the Department of Veterans Affairs after a new VA hospital outside Denver tripled original cost estimates.
- VA hospitals compare favorably on deaths, readmission rates Updated: Feb-09-16 1:37 pm
CHICAGO - Veterans' hospitals compare pretty favorably with others when it comes to treating older men with three common conditions - heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia, according to a study on death rates and readmissions.
- 2 men rescued from overturned fishing boat on NC coast Updated: Feb-09-16 11:35 am
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - Two fishermen are recovering in the hospital after a Coast Guard crew rescued them from their overturned fishing boat near Carolina Beach.
- Wounded veteran to get specially adapted home in Chevy Chase Updated: Feb-09-16 2:15 am
CHEVY CHASE, Maryland - An Army captain who was severely wounded while fighting in Afghanistan is getting a new house that's adapted to serve his needs.
- Democrats: Residents back bill to protect voters at polls Updated: Feb-08-16 1:25 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Democrats say support for a bill to protect voters from intimidation shows the public is on board with a plan to prevent harassment at the polls.
- Missouri WWII veteran says he was exposed to mustard gas Updated: Feb-07-16 3:01 pm
ST. LOUIS - In the final days of World War II, an 18-year-old Army private from Missouri named Arla Wayne Harrell was sent to Camp Crowder in the southwest corner of the state, where he said he was twice exposed to mustard gas.
- Vet's three-year battle with Montana VA ends in victory Updated: Feb-07-16 2:01 pm
GREAT FALLS, Montana - A Missoula veteran has won a victory in his three-year battle with the Veterans Administration over his traumatic brain injury.
- Minnesota artist honors US military with paintings Updated: Feb-06-16 7:29 pm
LITTLE FALLS, Minnesota - A Little Falls artist is honoring the U.S. military with paintings depicting each branch of the service.
- Editorials from around New England Updated: Feb-06-16 1:17 pm
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:
- VA leader: 'Absolute confidence' in embattled administrator Updated: Feb-05-16 8:04 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The U.S. secretary of veterans affairs said Friday that he stands by his appointment of a regional health care executive who was accused of misleading Congress about how long veterans waited to receive care at a VA facility where she worked in Los Angeles.
- Report: Captain drank with his Navy crew, harassed women Updated: Feb-05-16 5:56 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - A former commanding officer could be dismissed from the Navy over numerous misconduct allegations after a night of heavy drinking with his crew while he was in charge of the guided missile cruiser the USS Anzio.
- Fired Tomah psychiatrist setting up practice in La Crosse Updated: Feb-05-16 12:23 pm
MILWAUKEE - The former chief of staff at the Wisconsin Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah who was fired after allegations of overprescribing narcotics is set to begin practicing psychiatry in La Crosse.
- Bucs WR Vincent Jackson wins NFL military award Updated: Feb-05-16 10:01 am
SAN FRANCISCO - Vincent Jackson's commitment to supporting the military has earned him the NFL's Salute To Service Award.
- VA: Wait times recorded incorrectly at Colorado clinic Updated: Feb-04-16 9:17 pm
DENVER - Workers at a Colorado Springs VA clinic incorrectly reported that some veterans got appointments sooner than they actually did, while at least 288 veterans had to wait longer than the government's 30-day target, federal investigators said Thursday.
- Lawsuit by soldier's widow tests Tennessee's malpractice law Updated: Feb-04-16 6:54 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - A recent federal appeals court opinion could aid a military widow's efforts to hold the federal government responsible for her husband's suicide.